The wisest poem ever Was written by my daughter, Although I’ve never known her To be much of a scholar. She’s only five years old now, But wise beyond her years. My daughter wrote a poem That moved me into tears. She scribbled down her feelings; A napkin was her scroll; A purple crayon her feather Transcribing all her soul. I’ve read a bunch of sonnets, And other poems too. By Whitman, Frost, and Shakespeare And Maya Angelou. But not a single poem Has ever moved me more Than words my daughter scribbled Cross-legged on the floor. She handed me the napkin, Looked up at me and said, “I wrote a little poem!” Then watched me as I read. Although it is a short one, I hope you will agree... The wisest poem ever: I love me. I love you. I love we. JJ Bitters was a drummer who wanted to share beautiful stories, so he became a poet who drums with words. He and his wife Marian live in Portland, Oregon.